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World Series of Poker Main Event Day 2AB: 822 Players Survive

Timothy Stansifer Leads The Pack With 481,500


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The 2014 World Series of Poker main event took another dramatic step forward Tuesday with day 2AB. The surviving players from day 1A and 1B were still segregated in different rooms at the Rio, but played an additional five levels leaving just 822 remaining.

Those players will combine with Wednesday’s day 2C survivors and battle it out on the money bubble on Thursday.

With the blinds climbing as high as 600-1,200 with a 200 ante, the short stacks were forced to make a stand and the field began to take shape. A total of 17 players were able to cross the 300,000 in chips mark, with four climbing above 400,000.

Joe KuetherLeading the way is Florida’s Timothy Stansifer, who came out of nowhere to bag up 481,500. He is joined in the top ten by fellow notables Thomas Cannuli (407,800), Tony Ruberto (402,700), Joe Kuether (401,200) and Zhen Cai (367,900).

Other familiar faces with heaps of chips include Martin Jacobson, Antonio Esfandiari, Abe Mosseri, David Paredes, Mukul Pahuja, Jeff Madsen, Faraz Jaka and 2003 WSOP main event winner Chris Moneymaker. Other former champions still in the mix include Ryan Riess, Huck Seed and Johnny Chan.

Brandon Shack-Harris and George Danzer, the current two frontrunners for WSOP Player of the Year honors, were both eliminated during day 2AB. They will both be headed to the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific this October in an effort to lock up the title.

Take a look at the top ten chip counts below. Click here for a look at the entire list.

1 Timothy Stansifer 481,500
2 Thomas Cannuli 407,800
3 Tony Ruberto 402,700
4 Joe Kuether 401,200
5 Zhen Cai 367,900
6 John Sacha 364,400
7 Munir Shahin 361,900
8 Kyle Keranen 358,000
9 Timothy Reilly 354,500
10 Thomas Roupe 349,600

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